Ab·i·gail (b-gl): Joy Of The Father

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What Our Country Needs

This is a wonderful poem that a friend of mine had on her blog a few days ago. I have been reading So Much More, and this poem really brought out some of the things that book talks about.
             What Our Country Needs 

What does our country need? Not armies standing 
With sabres gleaming ready for a fight; 
Not Increased navies, skillful and commanding,
                                         To bound the waters with an iron might;
                                            Not haughty men with glutted purses trying
                                             To purchase souls, and keep the power of place;
                                             Not jeweled dolls with one another vying
                                           For psalms of beauty, elegance, and grace.
                                             But we want women, strong of soul, yet lowly
                                           With that rare meekness, born of gentleness;
                                                   Women whose lives are pure and clean and holy,
                                        The women whom all little children bless;
                                                          Brave, earnest women, helpful to each other,
                                                           With finest scorn for all things low and mean;
                                                  Women who hold the names of wife and mother
                                       Far nobler than the title of queen.


  1. Sorry about the format... I couldn't get it to cooperate. :(

  2. I saw this poem too and am glad you posted it.

  3. Yes, as soon as I saw it I was asking Hannah if I could repost it! It was so good that I had to. Especially how it lines up with the book. :)